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Google plans on changing Android's design?

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Google plans on changing Android's design?
Back in April, we showed you screenshots displaying what was claimed to be a design overhaul for the Android UI. A report published on Thursday, states that Google is working on a project called "Quantum Paper," which will offer one UI for Google apps on Android, iOS and on the web. This could lead to a change in design for the Android platform itself.

Developers will have access to the design language from Google, which is an incentive for them to match the UI that Google has in mind. The new look will start to be seen first in apps, with the recent version of Google+ showing some aspects of the refreshed look.

Take a look at the screenshots below and you can see new files for Gmail such as Finance, Travel and Purchases. There is also a "pinned" feature that allows emails to be pinned, floating at the top of your inbox, so you can quickly refer to them at a glance. You can also snooze an email, which means marking it as read for a specific period of time. When the time expires, the email returns to an "unread" status at the top of your inbox.

Let us know what you think of the new look for Gmail, by dropping a comment in the box below.

Leaked screenshots showing new look of the Android Gmail app

Leaked screenshots showing new look of the Android Gmail app


source: Geek via AndroidPolice

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posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:34 26

1. Hughey2k2 (Posts: 13; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Sweet I love the fact that Google keeps on updating their products.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:51 15

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


But they continue to ignore addressing underlining issues that still plague android.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:54 27

4. fzacek (Posts: 1853; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Like...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:52 28

8. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Of course the troll can't answer that question because there are none, he just made that statement to get attention. I wonder who thumb him up too, oh wait it's the multiple accounts he uses on here.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:20 6

32. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Mxy is a remnant of the old days when iPhone was king...2009...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:05 2

36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol or maybe I don't spend all of my time on here like you do. Of course you're a heat fan so I don't take you serious.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:19 8

40. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Are you that much of an idiot? Look at your post count(3101) vs mine (300) so who's on here all the time? Really! You just make yourself look so foolish when you say stuff like that, plus what does the Miami Heat have to do with this conversation, I'm talking about you trolling Android articles and guess what I'm winning.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:07

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Uh oh he's in denial.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:04 1

50. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


More like you are

You never admit or give credit, even when found condemned

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 23:01 1

60. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I don't need to waste my time denying bs.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:19 16

9. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


He is hating and dislikes Android.

He is iJelly

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:44 2

15. Droidrapist (Posts: 186; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You're not different you're an iHater. LOL

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:04 9

19. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


Check out your username bro. Really? I'd say that shows immaturity.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:12 3

24. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Like arte aka TROLL is any better. That idiot sperms up every article with moronic comments.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:02 1

34. Lmao2013 (Posts: 25; Member since: 05 Dec 2013)


GO HEAT!!!!!!

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:08

38. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well they did get beat last night

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:34

42. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


We'll find a way to win this series, the Spurs are great team 4 time champions, but we have more talent.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:08

44. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Lol let me know after Elvis makes a cameo appearance.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:59 3

49. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmfao

That was epic
+1

Droidrapist. He gave this name so he could troll on Android Linux, but unfortunately he gets bashed and others shut he's nonsenses up.

Lmao

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 21:22 1

52. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


I know the he should go to iDownloadblog were he belongs, oh wait, he couldn't troll over there so I'm he would get bored.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:45 2

47. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Wrong

Hate the company Apple the patent trolls

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:07 2

37. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Untimely updates
Privacy concerns
App compatibility
Locking down Android with each new iteration
Some devices still report lag despite project butter

Just to name a few

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:19 4

39. fzacek (Posts: 1853; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


You know, none of that is Google's fault. Those issues are caused by the carriers, OEMs, and their devices, not Google's OS...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:09 1

45. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3639; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Rebuttals not excuses please

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:15 2

55. jroc74 (Posts: 4934; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


That was a valid rebuttal.

Please see post #39 n #41, thanks. Even for Nexus devices....the processor changes up from time to time.

Apple and WP has a major advantage because the hardware guidelines are very strict vs Android. For Android to run as well as it does....with countless hardware configurations out there is amazing.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 19:25 4

41. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


This would be different if every device ran stock android and had the same processor and the same screen size and resolution, you know kind of like Apple! But Android is open source and OEMs do what they want with their product.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:07 3

54. meanestgenius (Posts: 1478; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Meanwhile, iOS has been:

Hacked more than half a dozen times this year
iMessage sends your texts into a black hole every time you text a non iOS device
Updates break your phone and Apple's response is buy a new phone
Walled garden
Forced to only use Apple products
Latest iDevices lag as well, like the latest iPad mini
Yes, I used to own one so I know what I'm talking about

Just to name a few.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:17 3

56. jroc74 (Posts: 4934; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Exactly.....Apple cant be looked at as an overall example of the right way because the iPhone, iOS has issues too.

No OS, desktop or mobile, is perfect.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:26 2

58. meanestgenius (Posts: 1478; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You hit the nail right on the head.

"No OS, desktop or mobile, is perfect."

Plus one to you.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:59 11

5. Finalflash (Posts: 1799; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Well that is because they have only done minor updates (although huge in comparison to other platforms) between each of the recent releases. Between ICS to Jelly Bean it was under the hood improvements largely (mostly to the top most UI layer and its behaviors). Then Jelly Bean to KitKat was, again, an under the hood change for efficiency. From 4.0 to 5.0 though, if we see a change as significant as Gingerbread (not honeycomb cause that was a stop gap for tablets only) to ICS, then we will have some revolutionary changes for the OS (I hope) which largely has little to compete with right now.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:21 7

11. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6575; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


And Apple keep adding extra row of icons for their 4.7"-6"

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 00:03

61. T.Law (Posts: 267; Member since: 10 May 2014)


I'm afraid you're mistaking Android for iOS.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:28

6. verbalize (Posts: 87; Member since: 03 May 2013)


It's all good if you are willing to wait a year to get it. If not longer

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:24

12. engineer-1701d (Posts: 1059; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


if you have a off brand name phone that you bought from over sea's for the rest of the world it will be soon my gs3 from 2 years ago is on stock kitkat,4.4.3 you just need a good phone maker to keep up with the new tech.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 14:36 10

2. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2918; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Make those status and on screen button bars transparent in all apps

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 15:34 12

7. Liveitup (Posts: 1322; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


We are truly in the era of Flat UI. Hope Windows Phone becomes the third true alternative, it started this trend. It will be interesting to see what new design language comes in the next 5-10 years.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:20 3

10. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Lmao

Wp will be gone just like Wp7 and WM.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:07 3

21. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Way to add something to the topic TROLL tm! Maybe you aren't thinking clearly with Google grinding their unmentionables on your chin?

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:32

59. jroc74 (Posts: 4934; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


You mean WebOS? I know you must keep forgetting they hired a former WebOS guy before WP launched...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:31 4

13. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2041; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Android going flat? What could have inspired Google to do this to their mobile OS? Hmm...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 22:25 2

57. jroc74 (Posts: 4934; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


WebOS and Durate, the ex WebOS guy they hired...the inspiration started with Honeycomb.

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 00:53

62. techspace (Posts: 685; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


they are just following the trend.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:38 5

14. FingerMyApple (unregistered)


Can't wait to see malware getting flat as well :)

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:45 3

16. NokiaFTW (Posts: 2041; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


lol that was rude

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 16:59 6

17. Heatfan316 (Posts: 432; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


95 percent of that malware comes from hackers in your country.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:06 1

20. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2918; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


OUCH! That must've hurt lol

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:07 4

22. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2918; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Wasn't there just an article not too long ago which said that there's more malware on iOS than Android?

But seriously, I have NEVER heard of a person with malware on his/her phone. Never. On none of the existing platforms.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:10 7

23. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Not true at all.. now there was an article about ios crashing more though lol

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:18 2

29. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yes there was:
http://gigaom.com/2014/03/28/study-shows-ios-apps-crash-more-than-android/
http://bgr.com/2014/03/28/apple-android-app-stability/

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:22

33. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Yes reread what I said please.. he asked about more viruses on ios and I said no BUT they crash more

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:13 2

25. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Yeah, it is rare - and lots of time it comes from companies trying to sell you anti-malware software, or it comes from the government...it is just a scam...

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:15

26. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


http://www.cnet.com/news/security-firm-claims-russian-government-makes-malware/

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:16 2

27. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


http://www.forbes.com/sites/josephsteinberg/2013/11/26/the-nsa-reportedly-infected-50000-computer-networks-with-malware-are-you-affected/

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:17 1

28. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


See, it is the government - nice, huh?
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/article/2014/03/12/nsa-plans-infect-millions-computers-malware/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/02/28/governmentbuilt_malware_running_out_of_control_fsecure_tells_trustycon/

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:19 4

30. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Were you referring to this?:
http://tech.firstpost.com/news-analysis/android-malware-ios-apps-pose-greater-risk-leaking-user-data-says-study-219746.html
or ...
this?
http://www.phonearena.com/news/iOS-is-more-vulnerable-than-Android-but-hackers-try-attacking-Googles-platform-more_id41955

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 20:53

48. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Great comeback Networkdood

+1

posted on 13 Jun 2014, 02:34

63. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2918; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah I think I meant that PA link you put there.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:01 2

18. billgates (banned) (Posts: 555; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Google change your generic UI and do some work to that mess you call Google music.

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 17:20 2

31. networkdood (Posts: 6274; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Hey, Monsanto says "HI"....
Google music is a mess? Huh....

posted on 12 Jun 2014, 18:50

35. Gamas_K (Posts: 61; Member since: 02 Nov 2013)


That screenshot was taken from HTC One M8 right?

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